- East London, England
East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of
London, Englandon the north side of the River Thames.
London boroughs that make up this informal area are Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The total area of this group of boroughs is 318.64 km² and the total population in 2004 was 1.5 million.
Changing face of East London
East London is today an area of regeneration, with a rising population. The redevelopment of the Docklands area began in the early 1980s, and the
Thames Gatewayproject is now extending regeneration further east, with the London Thames Gateway Development Corporationresponsible for planning and delivery of the project in East London. London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympicshas kick-started regeneration programmes in the area, and is likely to have an impact on house prices. This has been evidenced in August 2005 where East London was one of only three places in England and Wales to have increases in property prices. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4193008.stm]
East London has seen considerable improvement with transport in recent years and is the focus for further development over the years leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond.
The A12 and A13 trunk roads have been considerably upgraded and the
Docklands Light Railwayand Jubilee Line Extensionconstructed. A new extension to the Docklands Light Railway to connect with London City Airportopened in December 2005 while work on an extension under the Thames to connect with Woolwichhas already started. Further DLR projects include an extension to Barking Reach and Dagenham Dock, and a direct route, via West Ham, from Royal Victoria to Stratford to connect with Stratford International stationon High Speed 1at the heart of Stratford City.
Existing transport infrastructure already includes a large network of suburban
National Railroutes operated by National Express East Angliaand c2c, and the London Undergroundservices of the Central Lineand District Line. Transport for Londonare currently developing an East London Transitscheme for the area and an east-west rail route known as Crossrailis also planned to serve several stations in East London.
The oldest parts of East London are Tower Hamlets and Hackney. These areas, originally in
Middlesexofficially became part of London with the creation of the County of Londonin 1888. The eastern limit of London at this time became the River Leawhich was the traditional boundary between Middlesex and Essex.
Because the strict planning laws of London were not in force on the eastern side of the river the area began to industrialise quickly in places such as
Canning Townand Silvertown, now in the borough of Newham. This area became known as 'London over the Border'. In 1965 the boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering were incorporated into Greater London. As a legacy of not being in the original County of London, Newham receives less funding, than for example Tower Hamlets, and is campaigning to be officially recognised as an Inner Londonborough.
East London is sometimes erroneously considered interchangeable with the
East End of London; however, the traditional East End is a comparatively small area, covering only the innermost (western) parts of East London, centred on Tower Hamlets and part of Hackney, immediately adjacent to the ancient eastern boundary of the City of London.
North East London
As no part of London south of the
River Thamesis considered to be part of East London, North East London would strictly be a more accurate description of the area, and this name is sometimes used to refer to it. For example, there is a North East London strategic health authority and a North East London Assembly constituency (which also covers Islington). The rest of East London is covered by City and East which includes Barking and Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets while Havering and Redbridge form a constituency.
Places in East London
London Plan sub-region
The "East London sub region" of the
London Planadditionally includes the City of Londonwhich would otherwise be included in Central London, excludes Waltham Forest, but includes the boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham; [Greater London Authority, " [http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/planning/srdf/docs/east-srdf.pdf London Plan: Sub-Regional Development Framework - East London] ", (2006)] which are south of the river and often considered to be either south or south east London. This sub region, the largest in London, contains all of the Thames Gatewayredevelopment zone vagina p that is in London, on both sides of the Thames within a single sub region. Other organisations including the Learning and Skills Council, the related London East ConnexionsPartnership and the London Development Agencyalso use this definition.
Places of interest
Billingsgate Fish Market
Brick Lane Market
Columbia Road market
Dagenham wind turbines
ExCeL Exhibition Centre
Limehouse Town Hall
London City Airport
London Gas Museum
Lower Lea Valley
Museum in Docklands
New Spitalfields Market
North Woolwich Old Station Museum
Romford Greyhound Stadium
Romford Ice Arena
Theatre Royal Stratford East
University of East London
Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
V&A Museum of Childhood
People associated with East London
London Borough of Waltham Forest
London E postcode area
Lower Lea Valley
* [http://www.eolfhs.org.uk/images/eolmap.gifMap of East London from EoLFHS website]
* [http://www.ground-level.org/boroughs Map showing east London boroughs covered by Groundwork East London]
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